Mark Cavendish subjected to knifepoint theft whereas at dwelling with household, courtroom informed | Biking Information

Mark Cavendish and his spouse have been subjected to a knifepoint theft, with one masked raider threatening to stab the athlete, a courtroom has been informed. A trial, anticipated to final two weeks, continues at Chelmsford Crown Court docket.

Final Up to date: 03/01/23 6:41pm

Mark Cavendish's home was burgled in November 2021

Mark Cavendish’s dwelling was burgled in November 2021

Mark Cavendish and his spouse have been subjected to a knifepoint theft whereas at dwelling with their household, with one masked raider threatening to stab the athlete, Chelmsford Crown Court docket has been informed.

The intruders stole two Richard Mille watches, valued at £400,000 and £300,000 respectively, throughout the raide within the Ongar space of Essex.

Opening the case for the prosecution on Tuesday, Edward Renvoize stated the Olympic bike owner and his spouse Peta have been in mattress with their three-year-old little one once they have been woken by noise within the early hours of November 27, 2021.

Mr Renvoize informed the courtroom that Cavendish thought the noise was “male voices and other people strolling round the home,” including: “As a result of Mr Cavendish was recovering from various accidents on the time it was Mrs Cavendish who bought up and went to research what that they had heard.

“Her first thought was maybe her older son had bought up and should have knocked one thing over downstairs,”

He stated Mrs Cavendish heard male voices that seemed to be coming from the kitchen space.

In keeping with the barrister, Mrs Cavendish noticed “figures of individuals operating in the direction of her and she or he ran again up the steps shouting for her husband to get again into the bed room.”

Mr Renvoize stated that she bought again into the bed room and Cavendish seemed for a “panic alarm that he had”, including that a number of the raiders “jumped on” Cavendish and “started punching him and telling him to show the alarm off.”

“One produced a knife and threatened to stab him up in entrance of his kids. At this level there have been three within the room they usually started asking the place the watches have been.

“Mrs Cavendish throughout this time was taking care of her three-year-old little one. She was conserving her three-year-old son underneath the quilt to forestall him seeing the ordeal within the bed room,” the courtroom was informed

The prosecutor stated Mrs Cavendish “tried to make use of her cellphone to name the police”, however an intruder “grabbed the cellphone”.

“She confirmed she hadn’t referred to as the police. The assailants then collected all of the telephones from the bed room. She believes one of many males put her cellphone into his pocket,” Mr Renvoize stated, including Mrs Cavendish was “requested for the watch” and Mr Cavendish “pointed to his watch on the windowsill”.

The courtroom heard how, after taking two watches and a Louis Vuitton case, “the assailants ordered that the gates have been opened.”

“The robbers then left. They took the telephones, the suitcases and watches,” Mr Renvoize stated.

The barrister added that CCTV captured vehicles drive previous the house earlier than the raid in what “seemed to be a reconnaissance mission” of the semi-rural location.

He stated a automobile then pulled up and turned off the lights and “4 people” have been seen on digital camera making their manner nearer into the property.

He stated that Peta Cavendish’s cellphone was discovered outdoors the property, and that the “misplacing of that phone by one of many robbers” was an “error in what was a rigorously deliberate and executed theft.”

Mr Renvoize stated that police discovered DNA on the cellphone, which was linked to Ali Sesay, 28, of Holding Avenue, Rainham, east London.

Mr Renvoize informed jurors that Sesay had “pleaded responsible to the offence of theft already.”

He stated that police “have been in a position to determine various different people who appeared to have been in communication with a phone belonging to Mr Sesay.”

Romario Henry, 31, of Bell Inexperienced, Lewisham, south-east London and 28-year-old Oludewa Okorosobo, of Flaxman Highway, Camberwell, south London, each deny two counts of theft and are on trial.

Mr Renvoize added the jury will hear particulars about two extra males throughout the trial: Jo Jobson and George Goddard.

The trial, estimated to final round two weeks, continues.